Community News

Bill Ward elected to the Chautauqua Rails to Trails Board of Directors

Mayville resident Bill Ward has been elected to the Chautauqua Rails to Trails Board of Directors. Ward is an avid trail runner and trail advocate, as well as being a leading local musician. He looks forward to helping advance the leading recreational rail-trail in the county.

Gowanda Moose Lodge will hold raffle party fundraiser on Sunday

GOWANDA - The Gowanda Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose is hosting a fundraiser Towel (bingo) Raffle Party at the Gowanda lodge on Sunday at 1 p.m. Doors open at noon.There will be a silent auction, quarter raffle table, 50/50 and lunch available. This is a joint community fundraiser ...

Local Girl Scouts set for cookie sale

The Chadwick Bay Girl Scout Service Unit received its Girl Scout cookie orders on Saturday. The Chadwick Bay service unit is made up of Girl Scouts in Brocton, Cassadaga, Dunkirk and Fredonia. The girls are busy sorting cookies for door to door deliveries this week.Those who would still like ...

LWV luncheon to feature service provider

The League of Women Voters of Chautauqua County invites the public to a luncheon presentation at the Clarion Inn, Lake Shore Drive, Dunkirk on March 9 at noon for a program on how state and federal legislation/laws can help or hinder the success of individuals with developmental ...

NERF War set for Saturday at library

A NERF War will be held at the Cassadaga Branch Library, 18 Maple Ave. on Saturday, March 5 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own NERF guns and NERF ammo. Refreshments will be provided. This is a free event.

New Eagle Scouts

Ammon Yarber of Dunkirk and Grant Duffee of Warren, Pa., received awards for the rank of Eagle Scout recently. Both young men are members of Troop 187, chartered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jamestown Ward. They were recognized by family, friends and leaders at a special ...

Date set for Post 62 Membership Recognition Dinner

Dunkirk Memorial Post 62 will celebrate the American Legion's 97th birthday on March 12 at 6 p.m. by hosting a Membership Recognition Dinner for members and their guests. In addition to a birthday party, this event will recognize all Legionnaires, Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion ...

Go Red efforts help American Heart Association

During the week of Feb. 8-12, the staff of Gowanda Elementary School celebrated American Heart Month and Wear Red Day with a week of Go Red activities. Staff and students were invited to add touches of red to their outfits each day in an effort to raise awareness of heart health. Staff members ...

Variety of support groups offered

The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County is a peer-run organization staffed by recovery guides and coaches. MHA staff are trained individuals who are recovering from mental health issues and most are recovering from substance abuse."The MHA believes most people who have depression, ...

D-F MOW receives donation from Monnies

Larry Orcutt, president of the Moniuszko Club, along with club directors Greg Bundy, John Dillenkofer, Roger Herdzik and Jeff Kubera, recently presented Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels with a $2,500 donation. The funds donated are part of the Moniuszko Club's commitment to supporting community ...

Barker Library to roll out ukulele borrowing program

The ukulele craze in our community continues to grow. The Fredonia Ukulele group has welcomed more than 150 community members to its monthly jam sessions since the first session at Kasia in March 2015. Participants have included elementary, middle and high school students, as well as university ...

Nursery school open house today

The Fredonia Baptist Christian Nursery School will host its annual Open House today for those who have children 3 through 5Whether a child is a first-timer or returning student, this is an opportunity for the parents and students to see the facilities and meet the teachers.At this time, parents ...

Dunkirk Public Library announces extended hours

The Dunkirk Public Library will begin operating on extended hours starting today. The library will be open to the community from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.The community is invited to visit the library and take part in all that ...

Savor the flavor during National Nutrition Month

How, when, why and where we eat is just as important as what we eat. When we make time to enjoy everything about a healthy and tasty meal - the smells, sights, and flavors - we can easily develop a mindful eating pattern that will improve our overall health.To help us pay more attention to our ...

DAV scholarship assists student

The Charles Tinley Memorial Post Disabled American Veterans Chapter 142 awarded Pfc. Zakery DeLong of the Dunkirk High School's Jr. ROTC program a scholarship to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum: National Security in Washington D.C., on March 15. DeLong, second from left in second ...

Do you Remember?

Len Catalano (center) explains changing football cleats to some members of Big Lou's Crew in the 1960s. From left are Rusty Valentine, Lou Ramos, Bob Bardwell, Mike Criscione, Bob Wessels and Tom Scaglione.

Available for adoption

To meet these pets or any of their shelter buddies, call to set up appointments. Who wouldn't want to come home to one of these sweet faces after a long, hard day at work?

FFUMC announces formation of the Chautauqua Children’s Show Choir

Do you know a child that loves to sing? Area students, ages 8 to 14, that love to sing or want to learn how to sing, have an unique opportunity to be part of a new youth show choir.The new Chautauqua Children's Show Choir is led by Brandon Di Tieri. A music education major at Fredonia studying ...